Former Minister and TRS leader Jupally Krishna Rao gave a shock to the party in municipal polls. B Harshavardhan Reddy, who won as MLA from Kollapur constituency on Congress ticket by defeating Krishna Rao, had joined the TRS. Expressing displeasure for not giving importance to him, Jupally fielded 20 of his followers as rebel candidates on All India Forward Bloc party symbol in Kollapur municipality. Jupally has ignored the TRS high command of withdrawing rebels from the poll fray. Rao wants to prove that he is more efficient than Kollapur MLA.